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By Dani Michaeli, Derek Drymon, Raul the Third, Jerry Ordway


With SpongeBob in tow, Mermaid Man flashes back to a previously forgotten era of his heroic history--his adventures as Monster Master of Terror Trench! But what's the improbable secret of Mermaid Man's former monster sidekick? Find out as MM and SpongeBob “Return to Terror Trench!” Also: In part 4 of “Lost Booty” the quest of two humble pirates for the greatest SpongeBob comic ever continues…in the belly of a whale! Plus: “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka and ocean fact comics by Maris Wicks!

The irresistibly insipid harmonies of the pop quartet BØBÖ have conquered the Seven Seas, and the band is touring every major city under the waves…except Bikini Bottom. To catch the band live, their most spazziest fan, a young fry cook named SpongeBob, must hit the road with his boating instructor, Mrs. Puff. But can Puff--and BØBÖ themselves--survive traffic jams, food allergies, and…SpongeBob's driving? Find out in "Take a Boat to BØBÖ!" Also, in part 3 of "Lost Booty," Deckhand Dottie and Fanboy Beard break into Pirate Prison for the next chapter of the lost SpongeBob comic! Plus “SpongeFunnies” by Kochalka and ocean facts from Maris Wicks!

In “Sandwich Panic”, Patrick and SpongeBob discover a hipster cafe with artisanal, locally-sourced sandwiches–that are more delicious than Krabby Patties! SpongeBob must stop this upstart eatery, even if it means teaming up with the nefarious Plankton! And in part 2 of “Lost Booty” freebooters Fanboy Beard and Deckhand Dottie continue their mad race to track down the lost SpongeBob comic by the Mad Pirate Pencils! All this plus “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka, facts about pirate pets, and more!

By Derek Drymon, David Lewman, Jerry Ordway, Scott Roberts


Pencils the Pirate–the buccaneer who draws all yer fav'rit SpongeBob funnies–has gone mad, and two pirate fans must track down the wayward artist to get their grimy paws on the latest comic starring their favorite sea sponge! It's a tale of treasure and betrayal with amazing art by Jerry Ordway (Superman, Avengers) and Dave DeGrand (MAD, Garfield). Also: SpongeBob terrifies Bikini Bottom with his remote-controlled Mermaid Man action figure, a snooty sponge visits from another dimension, and we all learn some freaky facts about the history of swimming!

By Derek Drymon, Jay Lender, Jacob Chabot, Vince Deporter


Nobody calls Sandy Cheeks a "tenderfoot"–but when the gauntlet is thrown by SpongeBob and Patrick, she's on a tear to prove she's the most rugged outdoors-squirrel in the seven seas! It's great fun until a certain underwater volcano catches her eye… Then, in "Plankton's Imagination," SpongeBob takes pity on that poor tiny terror Eugene Plankton and teaches him the joys of inspiration and creativity. But is that a good idea? Plus: fun facts about real plankton from Maris Wicks (Coral Reefs), SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka (Glorkian Warrior), and more!

By Joey Weiser, Gregg Schigiel, Carolyn Nowack


What's SpongeBob to do when a litter of six baby snails is left meowing and hungry on his pineapple's doorstep? And what's Gary to do when all of SpongeBob's time is taken up by the cuddly critters? Find out in “Litter Box Blues,” featuring the art of Ignatz Award nominee Carolyn Nowack (Lumberjanes). Plus, in “Who Is Mermaid Girl?” (Part 2 of 2), SpongeBob and Sandy are getting closer to the truth about Mermaid Girl's identity–and the final clue lies in a legendary lost episode of the “Mermaid Man” TV show! Also: SpongeBob goes virtual jellyfishing, holds a best-friend contest, and more!

By Gregg Schigiel, David Lewman, Vince DePorter


"Who Is Mermaid Girl?" Part 1 of 2. Sandy and SpongeBob set out to discover the identity of the mysterious Mermaid Girl–a plucky heroine who has aided Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy for years. But first they have to confront the deadly, non-dexterous Hammerhands Shark! Also, Mr. Krabs tricks Patrick and SpongeBob into cutting his mother's terrifying lawn in “Mama Trauma”. Plus:  Meet SpongeBob's new imaginary friend–courtesy of your real friend James Kochalka (Quit Your Job)–and check out Patrick's horrifying new look, as designed by David DeGrand (Garfield, Uncle Grampa).

By Jay Lender, David DeGrand, James Kochalka, Jacob Chabot, Hilary Barta


MARITIME MYTH ISSUE!  Squidward is determined to educate those morons SpongeBob and Patrick about the glories of classic myths and legends. What could go wrong? It's not like evil spirits in the Bikini Bottom Museum of (Not Actually) History could possess Patrick and make him take on qualities of destructive deities from world mythology--right? Read "Squidward's Mythological Madness" to find out how non-rhetorical that question is! Also: see SpongeBob take in an exile from King Neptune's court! Learn about sea monsters of fact AND fable! And thrill to a battle of the beards as King Neptune takes on the Flying Dutchman! All wrapped up in a cover by George O'Connor, cartoonist of the Olympians series

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